Earlier this week I wrote a post talking about six pitfalls we have experienced along our journey to going multi site at our church. In the coming weeks I'm going to write about each of the six pitfalls and what they meant to us specifically.
When we started our first site three years ago we really didn't know anything about Multi Site, so we made a lot of mistakes. I think we have done a much better job with the second two, but if we would have had someone to learn from back then that had already done some sites, it might have saved us a lot of unnecessary pain. In the coming weeks I want to share with you our journey in hopes others can learn from our mistakes instead of having to make them again. Please feel free to comment and ask questions and we will try to answer them as best we can based on our experiences. We will also continue to do some Multi Site Tokbox's as well. In fact were going to do one the week after next on Multi Site worship with our Director of Multi Site Worship Joey Davila. We'll post it on twitter when we have a more firm date.
Please here my heart, I'm not here to tell you the right way to do multi site, because there's a bunch of models out there that are very different from ours, and being done with amazing success in churches like Seacoast, Lifechurch.tv, and Healing place Church just to name a few. I am getting to know leaders from all three of those churches and they are mentoring me more than they know. I just want to share with you our journey here at BAF and what we have learned over the last three years having started three sites and working on the fourth. My hopes in writing this is that we can help some other churches by sharing our story.
I'm off to Innovation3 on Monday and I don't know how much time I'll have to write while I'm there, so look for the first of the series on Multi Site Pitfalls in a week or so. I hope something in this blesses your church along the way.